Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
Female Ministers of Aland/Åland/Ahvenanmaa
(Female suffrage 1906)
Since 1921 Self ruling associated territory of Soumi-Finland

Also see Åland Parliament and Åland Parties

Until 1995 Substitute Member of the Landsskabsstyrelse (Government) took their seats in the Collective Board of Government when the Permanent Members were unable to attend. In 1995 a ministerial system was introduced

1975 and 1976-79 Substitute Member of the Government Marianne Eliasson

1978-81 Substitute Member of the Government Ragnhild Jansson 

1978 Substitute Member of the Government Märta Grunér

1980-88 Member of the Government for Education and Culture Gunnevi Nordman
1984-88 Vicelantråd (Deputy Chief of Government)
MP 1988-95, Chairperson of the Law Committee 1988-91, Leader 1988-90 and Chairperson of the Liberal Party on Åland 1990-96. 1. Vice-Chairperson of the Lagting (Parliament) 1991-95. (b. 1935-)

1980-81 and 1984-91 Member of the Government for Social Affairs and Health May Flodin
1988-91 Vicelantråd (Deputy Chief of Government)
MP 1983 and 1991-95, member of the Nordic Council 1991-95. She lived (1935-2008)

1980-81 and 1981 Substitute Member of the Government Anette Bergbo

1980 and 1983 Substitute Member of the Government Anne-May Perhsson
Vice-Chairperson of the Parliament Group of the Centern på Åland from 1999 and Member of the Speaker's Conference until 2003.

1982 Member of the Government for Social Affairs and Health Elsbeth Jansson
1990 Substitute Member of the Government

1984-88 Substitute Member of the Government Lisbeth Eriksson
Eleected member of the Lagting in 1995, Secretary General of Liberalerna på Åland 1988-96 and mother of Viveca Eriksson, Lantråd from 2007. (b. 1931-)

1984-85 Substitute Member of the Government Birgitta H. Eriksson 

1986-88 Substitute Member of the Government Mari-Anne Jansson

1989 Substitute Member of the Government Solveig Eriksson

1991-95 Vicelantråd Harriet Lindeman
1995-99 Minister of Education and Culture
1999-2001 Minister of  Social Affairs, Health and Environment
2005-07 Minister of Social Affairs and Environment
Chairperson of Frisinnad Samvirkan på Åland (Conservatives) 1996-2001, 2. Vice-Speaker of the Parliament and Chairperson of the party's Parliamentary Group 2003-05. (b. 1946-)

1991-94 Substitute Member of the Government Daja Rothberg

1991-95 Substitute Member of the Government Anne-Helen Sjöblom

1995 Substitute Member of the Government Gun Carlsson
1995-99 Minister of Social Affairs, Health, Environment and Equality 
1999-2003 Minister of Education and Culture
Member of the Speaker's Conference and Chairperson of the Finance Committee 2003-07, 1. Deputy Speaker in 2007.

2001-03 Minister of Industry and Trade Ritva Sarin-Grufberg
City-director of Mariehamn Stad, the capital of Åland 1988-99 and 2003-07.

2003-05 Minister of Industry and Trade Kerstin Alm (Third in Cabinet)
Former leder of various private and public companies and organisations. From 2003 the Landskabsstyrelse (Leadership of the Landscape) consisted of three women and three men.

2003-05 Minister of Social Affairs and Environment Gun-Mari Lindholm
2011- Minister of the the Chancellery charged with Administration, EU Affairs and Nordic Cooperation
Member of the Local Council of
Lemland from 1991 and member of the Lagting from 1999. Chairperson of Obunden samling from 2001 and 2. Speaker of the Lagting 2007-11. (b. 1962-).

2003-05 Minister of Transport, Police, Personnel and Equality Tuula Mattson
Member of the City-Government of Mariehamn and until 2003 member of the Municipal Council and held various other public functions.

2005-07 Minister of Culture and Education Camilla Gunell (Third in Cabinet)
2011- Premier and Minister responsible for General Affairs within the Chancellery, Questions Regarding Self Rule and Equality
Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group of the Socia
l Democrats 2003-05 and Party Chairperson from 2009. (b. 1970-).

2005-07  Minister of the Chancellery in charge of the European Union, Equality, Personnel Affairs, Housing, Elections, Municipal Administrations and Lotteries
2007-11 Vice-Lantråd/Deputy Premier and Minister of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth
Britt Lundberg
Vice-Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group of Centern 2002-03 and 2. Vice-Chairperson from 2007 and Speaker of the Lagting from 2011.(1963-)

2007-11 Lantråd/Premier Viveca Eriksson
Member of the Speaker's Conference of the Landsting 1999-2000, 1. Vice-speaker 2000-01, 2005-07 and from 2012. Speaker 2001-05. Chairperson of the Finance Committee 1999-2001, Chairperson of the Liberal Parliamentary Group 1999-2001 and Party Chairperson from 2004-12.

2007-11 Minister of Social Affairs, Health and Care and Environment Katrin Sjögren
Vice-Chairperson of the Liberal Party until 2012 and Party Leader from 2012.

2009- Minister of Transport and Minister of Nordic Cooperation
Veronica Thörnroos
2011- Minister responsible for Electricity, Energy, Radio, Television and IT
1. Vice-chairperson of Centern 2005-07, Party Chairperson 2007-10 and Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group 2007-09.

2011- Minister of Social Affairs and Environment Carina Aaltonen
Social Democratic MP from 2003. Chairperson of the Review Committee and Member of the Speaker's Conference 2007-11

 

Last update 14.12.13